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Principal Structural Designer


Plymouth, GB, PL1 4SG

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Principal Structural Designer  
Plymouth, Devon, GB, PL1 4SG
£46,500 - £57,000
Full Time / Permanent 
Job ID: SF47890


Amazing opportunity on offer for a Principal Designer that will play an instrumental part in delivering and growing our design support capability at the Devonport dockyard. 


Who we are looking for?

We are looking for someone with a solid background in structural design that can share best practice and provide advice and guidance to other members of the team. As a subject matter expert, the principal designer will ensure design outputs are fit for purpose and ensure codes and standards are properly upheld.


What will you be doing?
•    Lead and manage a team of designers

•    Promote best practice culture  
•    Responsible for the allocation of tasks

•    Working with various stakeholders regarding design reviews and design related issues
•    Ensure integration and functionality of designs
•    Support continuous improvement of processes and practices


The experience you’ll bring 
•    Solid structural engineering background / knowledge base
•    Minimum HNC / HND in relevant engineering subject
•    Experience of leading a technical design team preferred

•    Need to have / or be able to obtain necessary level of security clearance


What a role with Babcock offers? 
•    Enhanced employment terms and conditions
•    Money purchase pension scheme
•    Life assurance
•    Share ownership scheme
•    Occupational health services
•    Flexible working hours (only non-industrials)
•    Career opportunities, advice and guidance from our Learning & Development teams
•    Additional benefits may also apply for Management posts


About Babcock International and Devonport

For more than a century, Babcock, the Aerospace and Defence Company, has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the four market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation and Nuclear, underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, unique infrastructure and specialist training.


You will be based at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, Devon. Working at Devonport puts the best of the South West at your fingertips. Amazing scenery, vibrant towns and numerous leisure opportunities - It’s why Devon and Cornwall are such a desirable place to live and work.
Comprising of 14 dry docks, four miles of waterfront and 25 tidal berths, Devonport is the base for numerous surface vessels as well as the base and refit centre for the Trafalgar-class nuclear-powered submarines. Devonport has also recently been selected as the base port for the Navy’s new Type 26 frigates and will become the maintenance centre for the future submarine programme. 


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We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. 


Application Guidance: 
All applications should be made online.


We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.



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